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Palma Cathedral

ARTIST JOAN MIRÓ

The landmark of the Mallorcan capital and the most famous Palma de Mallorca sight is the Cathedral La Seu.
The impressive, golden sandstone building is one of the highest Gothic buildings in Europe with a length of almost 110 meters and a width of 33 meters, the main nave is 44 meters high.
The cathedral was built on the site of a mosque, the foundation stone was laid in 1230.
It took almost 400 years until the last keystone was set in 1578.
The entire building was completed only in the 20th century.

The vault is supported by 14 columns, the organ dates from the 18th century and there are a total of 61 stained glass windows.
The most impressive is the large rosette on the eastern facade, for which over 1200 pieces of glass were used.

Historical buildings and cultural monuments in Mallorca

Mallorca Attractions Cathedral Seu
The Gothic cathedral Le Seu is the most famous building in Mallorca and the symbol of the island’s capital. It rises directly at the port of Palma de Mallorca and is the resting place of the Majorcan kings Jaume II and Jaune III.With a length of almost 110 m and a width of 33 m, Le Seu is one of the largest houses of worship in Spain. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1230, the cathedral was not completed until 1601. The Jardines de Alfabia are a building from the Arab era of Mallorca. These are the Moorish gardens at Bunyola, an oasis of peace with its cobbled paths, Mediterranean vegetation and water features.

ARTIST JOAN MIRÓ

The Catalan painter Joan Miró worked and died in Palma’s suburb of Cala Major. In the house of his studio, where, in addition to the studio, selected works can be visited, is now the headquarters of the Foundation Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca. Joan Miró (full name: Joan Miró i Ferrà) was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Catalonia. He was a Spanish-Catalan painter, graphic artist, sculptor and ceramist. His early works, based on Catalan folk art, show influences of Cubism and Fauvism. From the early to mid-1920s, influenced by the prevailing art currents of Dadaism and Surrealism, the artist made the fundamental change of style in Paris, which led him away from representativeness.